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SpaceX breaks ground on California launch pad

July 13, 2011 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unused pad at the nation's West Coast launch complex is being retrofitted to send up the world's most powerful rocket.Private rocket maker Space Exploration Technologies is spending between $20 million and $30 million to renovate the site that will be...

JetBlue adds flights for LA freeway shutdown

July 13, 2011 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JetBlue Airways Corp. is adding two special short flights Saturday to help Southern Californians hop over a closed section of freeway.Locals are bracing for a traffic nightmare this weekend when the heavily traveled section of Interstate 405 is closed for construction, including demolition of a...

Tecumseh Products names Connor CEO

July 13, 2011 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tecumseh Products Co., which makes compressors for air conditioners and refrigerators, promoted its chief financial officer to president and CEO.James J. Connor has held the top financial job since January 2010.Tecumseh previously disclosed in a regulatory filing that James E. Wainright, who...

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Microsoft’s Kinect Frontier

July 13, 2011 1:23 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Although Apple often takes the spotlight, Microsoft’s Kinect is the world’s fastest selling consumer electronics device and could change the future of computing.

Robots in Space

July 13, 2011 1:19 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

What will be the future of space travel for NASA after the shuttle program ends?

The Connection between Guitar and Computer

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Fraunhofer-Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films | News | Comments

A special thin film on the guitar tailpiece has the answer functions as a sensor, converting the tension on the string into digital control signals to help guitar players master playing techniques.

Growing JetBlue says traffic rises 7.2 percent

July 13, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Wednesday that June traffic rose 7.2 percent, but that didn't keep up with the airline's ambitious expansion, and there were more empty seats than last summer.The air carrier also reported that a key revenue measurement rose 8 percent, a slower pace than the 19...

SkyWest says June traffic jumps 57.2 percent

July 13, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airline operator SkyWest Inc., said Wednesday that traffic soared 57.2 percent over a year ago, reflecting the November acquisition of ExpressJet.The company said paying passengers flew 2.66 billion miles last month, compared with 1.69 billion miles in June 2010.Capacity rose 58 percent to 3.23...

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NASCAR Teams Get First Look at Fuel Injection

July 13, 2011 12:36 pm | by Will Graves, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

NASCAR officials don't expect the introduction of electronic fuel injection to revolutionize the series. Then again, that's not the point.

Fragile Consciousness

July 13, 2011 12:26 pm | by TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Simon Lewis expresses his concerns towards the threats against consciousness and   how to overcome them.

Tkaro Drinking Glass

July 13, 2011 12:14 pm | by ThinkGeek | Videos | Comments

Everyone drinks water out of a bottle, but the best kind is from a glass.

The Lightercycle

July 13, 2011 12:09 pm | by Kip Kay | Videos | Comments

Turn a couple of cheap lighters into a cool mini replica motorcycle.

The Trash Boat

July 13, 2011 12:01 pm | by This Week in Engineering | Videos | Comments

This week in engineering , a boat made of recycled trash; shadow Internet in a suitcase; artificial heart without a beat; edible RFID chips; tiny particle accelerators for safer nuclear power; and handheld conveyor picks up goo.

Phreaking

July 13, 2011 11:56 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Ex-hacker Michael Calce tells CNN what phreaking is, how it works, and how “News of the World” journalists could do it.

Drug stops HIV among hetero couples, not just gays

July 13, 2011 11:50 am | by MIKE STOBBE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from AIDS."These studies could help us to reach the tipping point in the...

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